“Now, blessings light on him that first invented sleep! It covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak; it is meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot. It is the current coin that purchases all the pleasures of the world cheap, and the balance that sets the king and the shepherd, the fool and the wise man, even. “ -Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605
You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
You have to expose very accurately to make the light coming through that window illuminates exactly what you want and let the rest of the the room in the darkness. The composition here is magnificent, reinforcing the duality light-shade by playing with all that negative space in the rest of the frame.